2020-21 Academic Calendar (tentative)

This calendar is tentative and is subject to change. 

If you have questions concerning dates on this calendar, please contact the Luther College Registrar’s Office at (563) 387-1167 or [email protected].

Fall Semester 2020

Monday, August 24 – Friday, August 28
Orientation of new international students
Thursday, August 27 – Friday, August 28
Faculty days
Saturday, August 29
First-year students arrive
Saturday, August 29 – Tuesday, September 1
Orientation of new students
Sunday, August 30
Returning students arrive
Wednesday, September 2
Fall semester classes begin
Friday, September 11
Last day to add full semester classes
TBD
Family Weekend
Tuesday, September 29
Last day to withdraw from full semester class without record
TBD
Homecoming
Friday, October 16
End of first half of semester
Saturday, October 17 – Wednesday, October 21
Fall vacation
Friday, October 30
Last day to withdraw from full semester classes with "W" and last day to drop Senior Projects without record
Monday, November 23
Last day to withdraw from Senior Projects with a "W"
Wednesday, November 25 – Sunday, November 29
Thanksgiving vacation
Thursday, December 3 – Sunday, December 6
Christmas at Luther
Friday, December 11
Last day of classes
Saturday, December 12
Reading day
Monday, December 14 – Thursday, December 17
Final examinations

January Term 2021

Tuesday, January 5
Classes begin
Thursday, January 28
End of term

Spring Semester 2021

Thursday, February 4
Spring semester classes begin
Friday, February 12
Last day to add full semester classes
Tuesday, March 2
Last day to withdraw from full semester class without record
Friday, March 19
End of first half of semester
Saturday, March 27 – Monday, April 5
Spring/Easter vacation
Tuesday, April 6
Last day to withdraw from full semester class with"W" and last day to drop Senior Projects without record
Monday, April 26
Last day to withdraw from Senior Projects with a "W"
Friday, May 7
Student Research Symposium (no classes)
Friday, May 14
Last day of classes
Saturday, May 15
Reading day
Monday, May 17 – Thursday, May 20
Final examinations
Sunday, May 23
Commencement

Summer 2021

Tuesday, June 1
Summer session I begins
TBD
New student registration
Friday, June 25
Summer session I ends
Monday, June 28
Summer session II begins
Friday, July 23
Summer session II ends